10.09: Bipolaroid + Trampoline Team + Holy Wave + DJ 9ris 9ris – Siberia
Siberia – one of the most consistently impressive musical operations in the city – had to completely clear the schedule when the city started it’s war against music venues. Local psychedelic garage rockers Bipolaroid have the distinct honor of welcoming Siberia back to the fold.
09.29: Glish + The Beams + Native America + L.F. Knighton – Circle Bar
At their core the Beams are – simply put – an always pleasant, often loud, occasionally mind-blowing concoction of jangled guitars, heartbreak melodies and charmingly unrefined vocal harmonies. Yet there is always something even more unique about this act bubbling just below its forthright surface.
09.21: Big Rock Candy Mountain + Bantam Foxes – Circle Bar
Since they first bust on the scene in 2009, the New Orleans music community has rarely agreed about anything the way we’ve agreed about Big Rock Candy Mountain. They storm back to the stage on Friday with a complete set of new songs in the can and an extra long set to both debut them all and dig into their canon of old favorites.
By now, most of us are aware of City Hall’s latest attack in their sneaky and unpredictable War on Culture. A few weeks ago venerable Bywater institution Siberia ran into some permitting issues that caused them to suspend their expansive live music schedule, and just yesterday it appears a similar fate officially befell the similarly venerable Circle […]
Glish + Dead Mellotron + Troubadour Dali performing at the Circle Bar on June 16, 2012
Though the subversives behind local b-movie film aficionado group Terror Optics Studios and its off-shoot horrorcore label Sheer Terror Records aren’t the type one would expect to hear bragging about, or even taking serious notice of, any measure of success, it shouldn’t be any surprise that the ultra-DIY punk festival known as Creepy Fest has […]
Caddywhompus + The Icarus Line + SS Boombox performing at Circle Bar on June 18, 2012
05.06: Rotary Downs – Circle Bar
During Festival Season, you can count on Rotary Downs to come out swinging. After opening up the first Jazz Fest weekend with last Friday’s ripper at Le Bon Temps Roule, a marathon performance that showed off almost a dozen fully-realized new tunes, Rotary Downs will be closing down the festival in similarly epic fashion at The Circle Bar. Sunday night’s show will be the first time the band’s first visit since the bar reopened it’s doors and there’s good reason to expect a thrilling and memorable end to another fantastic Jazz and Heritage Festival, et al.
04.21: The Tontons + Major Major Major + The Beams – Circle Bar
The Tontons haven’t been through down in about eight months, not since their planned appearance at Chinquapin Records’ first Chindig was cancelled due to weather and scheduling conflicts. However, they’ve picked the perfect weekend to reemerge in the New Orleans underground. Immediately following Block Party (which, while we’re on the topic, features another Houstonian, prodigious earache rapper B L A C K I E), the Tontons will headline a late night aftershow at the Circle Bar along side local power pop four-piece the Beams and Austin-based psychedelic punk act Major Major Major.